Eric Svaren is a leadership coach, thinker, and teacher based in Seattle, Washington USA. For more than 25 years, his mission has been to grow the capacity of leaders and their organizations to achieve their missions. He specializes in vertical leadership development, emotional intelligence, team building, organizational alignment, change, and employee engagement. His clients include sector-leading companies, national and local non-profits, health care systems, higher education, and government at all levels. He has taught leadership at the University of Washington since 2004. Eric provides professional supervision to other OD consultants and coaches. He has also served as visiting practitioner and field advisor in leadership and organization development graduate programs.